Solidar Suisse conducted a field survey in two plantations in the state of Sabah. By interviewing dozens of workers, it was possible to draw up an unprecedented picture of the working conditions prevailing in the field. This investigation was carried out without informing the management, in order to protect workers and avoid possible pressure on witnesses. The real names of the plantations will not be mentioned in this report for security reasons. They will be called Mojokuto and Suluk. Due to the remoteness of plantations and the social isolation of undocumented migrants, access to reliable information about their situation is extremely difficult. This is reflected for instance in the lack of available data. The choice of the plantations studied could therefore not be made entirely freely, but depended on where contact with the migrant workers could be established and a relationship of trust established.
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